and more to come..
2017-03-24 HAMMERFEST, Pwllheli UK www.hammerfest.co.uk
FROST AND FIRE TOUR, UK and Ireland
2017-03-25 Dublin, Voodoo Lounge
2017-03-26 Belfast, Limelight 2
2017-03-28 Glasgow, Classic Grand
2017-03-29 Manchester, Sound Control
2017-03-30 Wolverhampton, Slade Rooms
2017-03-31 Southampton, Talking Heads
2017-04-01 Cardiff, The Globe
2017-04-02 London, Underworld
2017-04-21 STICKY FINGERS, Göteborg SE www.triffidanddanger.se
2017-04-22 KLUBBEN, Stockholm SE www.triffidanddanger.se
2017-05-13 MANOR FEST, Keighley UK www.facebook.com/manorfest2017
2017-06-07 SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL, Norje SE www.swedenrock.com
2017-07-28 METALDAYS, Tolmin SLO www.metaldays.net
2017-07-29 RENGSDORFER ROCKFESTIVAL, DE www.rockfreunde.de
2017-08-04 WACKEN OPEN AIR, DE www.wacken.com
"We're happy to announce that we're now working with Rock the Nation as a booker for the Nordic countries. We already have a great cooperation with RTN in the rest of Europe (except UK where Factory Music is doing a great job). This means we're now leaving Stabel Productions. However, we wish to point out that there are no hard feelings involved and Stabel Productions has done a kick-ass job for Grand Magus through the years. Good luck in the future mate!".
AMON AMARTH: Announce Testament and Grand Magus as Guests on the Remaining Dates of the European “Jomsviking” Tour!
Swedish heavy metal Vikings AMON AMARTH have announced legendary Bay Area thrash titans TESTAMENT as Special Guest of the massive European Jomsviking tour in Germany, France and Italy. Also joining Amon Amarth as support is Sweden’s epic GRAND MAGUS. Germany-based death metallers DAWN OF DISEASE will be the opening act in Poland.
Comments TESTAMENT’s Eric Peterson, “With a heart of steel and rippling distant thunder, we are honoured to board the AA Viking ship and get ready to feast and plunder with them across Europe! Thor's hammering strikes shall lead the way! Skol!”
JB from GRAND MAGUS declares, "Warriors of the north Atlantic! We are proud and excited to be part of this tour. Earth-shattering metal is coming your way. Amon Amarth, Testament/Behemoth, and Grand Magus on the same night! There will be headbanging, thrashing, and all around heaviness to fill all needs. Join us! Rejoice!”
The biggest tour of AMON AMARTH’s career comes on the heels of the victorious worldwide release of the band’s 10th studio album titled Jomsviking (Columbia Records/Sony Music/Metal Blade Records). Jomsviking smashed sales charts around the world including charting a triumphant #1 in Germany, #1 in Austria and #3 in Switzerland!
Comments AMON AMARTH, “Europe, after three years away we are returning to your lands and are bringing with us our biggest headline show ever. Sharpen your weapons, fortify your embankments & hide your loved ones! We are bringing our berserker party to a town near you and we hope to see you there so you can “Raise Your Horns” together with us to glory!
AMON AMARTH “Jomsviking” EUROPEAN TOUR 2016:
28/10/16 Oberhausen, Germany @ Turbinenhalle, with Testament & Grand Magus
29/10/16 Hamburg, Germany @ Sporthalle, with Testament & Grand Magus
30/10/16 Brussels, Belgium @ Forest National, with Testament & Grand Magus
31/10/16 Manchester, England @ Academy, with Testament & Grand Magus
01/11/16 Glasgow, Scotland @ ABC, with Testament & Grand Magus
02/11/16 Dublin, Ireland @ Vicar Street, with Testament & Grand Magus
04/11/16 London, England @ Roundhouse, with Testament & Grand Magus
05/11/16 Birmingham, England @ Academy, with Testament & Grand Magus
06/11/16 Tilburg, Netherlands @ O13, with Testament & Grand Magus
07/11/16 Paris, France @ Casino de Paris, with Testament & Grand Magus
09/11/16 Bilbao, Spain @ Santana 27, with Testament & Grand Magus
10/11/16 Porto, Portugal @ Coliseu do Porto, with Testament & Grand Magus
11/11/16 Madrid, Spain @ La Riviera, with Testament & Grand Magus
12/11/16 Barcelona, Spain @ Razzmatazz, with Testament & Grand Magus
13/11/16 Lyon, France @ Transbordeur, with Testament & Grand Magus
15/11/16 Lausanne, Switzerland @ Metropole, with Testament & Grand Magus
16/11/16 Zurich, Switzerland @ Komplex 457, with Testament & Grand Magus
17/11/16 Offenbach, Germany @ Stadthalle, with Testament & Grand Magus
18/11/16 Ludwigsburg, Germany @ MHP Arena, with Testament & Grand Magus
19/11/16 Munich, Germany @ Zenith, with Testament & Grand Magus
21/11/16 Milan, Italy @ Alcatraz, with Testament & Grand Magus
22/11/16 Vienna, Austria @ Gasometer, with Testament & Grand Magus
23/11/16 Leipzig, Germany @ Haus Auensee, with Testament & Grand Magus
25/11/16 Prague, Czech Republic @ Forum Karlin, with Testament & Grand Magus
26/11/16 Geiselwind, Germany @ Eventhall, with Testament & Grand Magus
27/11/16 Berlin, Germany @ Columbiahalle, with Testament & Grand Magus
28/11/16 Bratislava, Slovakia @ Refinery Gallery, with Grand Magus
29/11/16 Zagreb, Croatia @ Tvornica, with Grand Magus
01/12/16 Athens, Greece @ Piraeus Academy, with Grand Magus
02/12/16 Thessaloniki, Greece @ Fix Factory of Sound, with Grand Magus
03/12/16 Sofia, Bulgaria @Hristo Botev Hall, with Grand Magus
04/12/16 Bucharest, Romania @ Arenele Romane, with Grand Magus
06/12/16 Budapest, Hungary @ Barba Negra, with Grand Magus
07/12/16 Cracow, Poland @ Fabryka, with Grand Magus & Dawn Of Disease
08/12/16 Gdansk, Poland @ B90, with Grand Magus & Dawn Of Disease
09/12/16 Warsaw, Poland @ Progresja, with Grand Magus & Dawn Of Disease
10/12/16 Vilnius, Lithuania @ Loftas, with Grand Magus
12/12/16 Tallinn, Estonia @ Rock Café, with Grand Magus
13/12/16 Helsinki, Finland @ Black Box, with Behemoth & Grand Magus
15/12/16 Oslo, Norway @ Sentrum Scene, with Behemoth & Grand Magus
16/12/16 Gothenburg, Sweden @ Liseberghallen, with Behemoth & Grand Magus
17/12/16 Stockholm, Sweden @ Arenan, with Behemoth & Grand Magus
18/12/16 Copenhagen, Denmark @ Store Vega, with Behemoth & Grand Magus
Tickets for all shows can be purchased here: http://www.amonamarth.com/tour-dates
Grand Magus are set to release their new studio album »Sword Songs« on May 13th through Nuclear Blast.
Today, the band has released the lyric video of the brand new track "Varangian" via YouTube.
Mastermind JB commented:
"Metalheads! Grand Magus are back. We are proud to unleash this iron-clad anthem, we give you... VARANGIAN!"
"Varangian" will be also available as digital single on March 25th
Follow this link:
2016-05-07 Stockholm Rocks (Debaser Medis) SE
2016-05-14 Rock Hard Festival (Gelsenkirchen) DE
2016-06-03 Metalfest Open Air (Pilsen) CZ
2016-06-12 Download Festival (Donington Park) GB
2026-06-17 Graspop Metal Meeting (Dessel) BE
2016-06-19 Hellfest (Clisson ) FR
2016-07-07 Rockharz Festival (Ballenstedt) DE
2016-08-17 Summer Breeze (Dinkelsbühl) DE
Let's bang our heads together!
Mastermind JB commented:
“We put all of our sweat, blood and tears into this new album and I think that you can hear that. For me, "Sword Songs" is the best GRAND MAGUS album ever! The new songs are faster and more aggressive than on "Triumph And Power” - and we have also included some more extreme and harder stuff. I’m convinced that there are some future classics on the disc!"
»Sword Songs« was produced by Nico Elgstrand at Studio Supa in Stockholm, Sweden. Guitars, vocals and bass were recorded at Studio Supa, too. Drums were recorded with Roberto Laghi at Top Floor Studios in Gothenburg, Sweden. The album was mixed by Roberto Laghi (Oral Majority Records, Gothenburg) and mastered by Svante Forsbäck (Chartmakers, Helsinki).
The stunning new cover artwork was created by acclaimed artist Anthony Roberts.
We apologize for the lack of updates on this site. The Magus has been extremely busy writing and recording a new album (besides playing live of course). Expect a LOT of news very soon.
Until then, stay true!
First of all: Thank you to all who came to sweat and and sing with us on the European tour. We had a blast and we were blown away by your enthusiasm and support. We will be back!!!
Here are the confirmed festival appearances for the Magus so far:
May 3rd 2013 NO – Haugesund, Karmoygeddon Festival
May 31st 2013 DE – Geiselwind, Beastival
June 1st 2013 IT – Lichtenberg, Eternity of Rock
June 14th 2013 DE – Ahnsbeck, Break the Ground
June 15th 2013 NO – Bergen, Bergenfest
Hope to see you there, we will bring the fire and steel!
GRAND MAGUS is coming on European tour in February 2013. The band will be supported by Angel Witch and ENFORCER. With their sixth studio album “The Hunt”, Swedish riff gods GRAND MAGUS reported back impressively in May this year! The trio from Stockholm has always consequently sticked to its own path of evolution without ever leaving behind the gathered experiences – they’ve never casted off their early days’ pumping groove nor their love for epic doom or extreme metal. These trademarks are now being paired with traditional riffs and melodies that rock in the same qualitative league as Judas Priest or Dio have. Now, the fantastic live band is going on the road again!
JB from GRAND MAGUS about the upcoming tour:
"Hellfire! 2013 starts with metal on metal. Can you take this? We will bring our latest album "The Hunt" on the road and conquer Europe. Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland and Holland - be prepared for some mighty headbanging tunes and sweaty riffs. The Magus is thrilled to have our brothers from Angel Witch with us on this venture and Enforcer opening up the fight! Remember: Blood will stain the land - as the hunt will take command! See you all in February."
GRAND MAGUS & ANGEL WITCH & ENFORCER
HUNTING ACROSS EUROPE TOUR
Presented by Rock Hard, Guitar, Musix, Slam, Noizeletter, Metalnews & Blast!
07.02.2013 DE Hamburg - Markthalle
08.02.2013 DE Berlin - C-Club
09.02.2013 DE Bochum - Matrix
10.02.2013 DE Stuttgart - Universum
12.02.2013 AT Wien - Viper Room
13.02.2013 IT Milano - tba
14.02.2013 DE München - Backstage
15.02.2013 CH Aarau - Kiff
16.02.2013 DE Würzburg - Posthalle
17.02.2013 NL Rotterdam - Baroeg
Tomorrow marks the European release of THE HUNT.
This album is meant to be played LOUD so F**KING CRANK IT UP!!!!!!
Heavy metal is the LAW!
GRAND MAGUS - Meet the new drummer!
Sebastian "Seb" Sippola has left the band in the run-up to the recordings of THE HUNT.
Job an family preclude him from getting on with his drummer-activitys at Grand Magus. Above all he can't go on tour anymore because of temporally reasons. Sebastian did his last shows with Magus on the recent UK tour with Amon Amarth, and he played like a monster. He leaves the band in close friendship.
The new man behind the drums is Ludwig “Ludde” Witt (SPIRITUAL BEGGARS, FIREBIRD, SHINING).
Sebastian comment to the entrance of Ludwig:
"It took a load off my mind that Ludwig was chosen because he is a friend of mine. By the way, honestly and objective: In my opinion Ludwig is the best replacement for me because he already knows JB and Fox and he exactly knows which demands the drumming at Grand Magus will make on him. They will be a great team and I'm really looking forward to see them live - though I have no idea, how my reaction will be in this situation."
But Sebastian won't chuck the sticks away: he'll keep on playing drums as "leisure activity".
Guitarist and vocalist JB states:
"When Sebastian told us that he wanted to concentrate on his family and thus leave the band, it was a tough blow. How to move forward? I knew only one possible drummer who had the combination of old school rock drumming and metal chops like Sebastian and that's Ludwig Witt who I knew through my tenure in Spiritual Beggars. Me and Ludwig have stayed in touch after I left Beggars and I knew
he was busy with other bands so I couldn't really hope that he would be available. But like it was destined to happen Ludwig agreed to do the album and join the band. It's weird, because just like it felt completely natural when Sebastian joined, it feels like Ludwig totally belongs in Magus! Ludwig is an awesome drummer and we are super excited to have him on board. We'll pound out the metal together starting end of May. Prepare for the HUNT!!!!!!!"
“Hi everybody, I'm very happy to announce that I Ludwig Witt am the new drummer of Grand Magus. I've known JB for over ten years and I've been a fan of GM since day one so it's great to be on board.
At the moment I'm learning all the classic GM songs and I get a huge buzz from playing along to songs like “Kingslayer” and “Like The Oar Strikes The Water” so I can't wait to get out and play the stuff live together with the new stuff from our new album the hunt. See you on the road.”
“The Hunt” will be released May 25, 2012 via Nuclear Blast.
More dates will be added.
GRAND MAGUS AT METALFEST (end of May, beginning of June)
31.05.2012 AT - Mining, Metalfest Austria
01.06.2012 DE - Dessau, Metalfest Germany East
02.06.2012 PL - Jaworzno, Metalfest Poland
04.06.2012 CR - Zadar, Metalfest Croatia
06.06.2012 IT - Monza, Metalfest Italy
08.06.2012 DE - Loreley, Metalfest Germany West
09.06.2012 CZ - Plzen, Metalfest Czech Republic
10.06.2012 CH - Pratteln, Metalfest Switzerland
GRAND MAGUS in August:
9.8. Metalcamp, Slovenia
10.8. Bloodstock, England
11.8. Ieperfest, Belgium
Grand Magus will support Amon Amarth on this UK and Ireland tour in March, The gates of Valhall will be greeting us!!!
Amon Amarth + Grand Magus UK & Ireland tour dates 2012:
13/03/12 – UK – Glasgow – ABC
14/03/12 – IE – Belfast – Mandella Hall
15/03/12 – IE – Dublin – Vicar Street
16/03/12 – UK – Wolverhampton – Wulfrun Hall
18/03/12 – UK – Cardiff – Solus
GRAND MAGUS EUROPEAN HEADLINE TOUR!!!
"Frost and fire! How much metal can you take? Delivering swedish steel with an iron fist in Germany, Switzerland, Holland, France and Belgium. The Magus is thrilled to have our brothers from Bullet with us on this venture and we promise that no prisoners will be taken!"
Presented by Rock Hard, Classic Rock, Noizeletter, Piranha, Musix, Metal.de
05.01.2012 DE - Munich, Backstage
06.01.2012 DE - Stuttgart, Universum
07.01.2012 CH - Aarau, Kiff
08.01.2012 BE - Vosselaar, Biebob
09.01.2012 FR - Paris, Divan du monde
10.01.2012 DE - Darmstadt, Steinbruch Theater
11.01.2012 DE - Hamburg, Markthalle
12.01.2012 DE - Berlin, K17
13.01.2012 DE - Andernach, Juz
14.01.2012 DE - Essen, Turock
15.01.2012 NL - Tilburg, 013
Grand Magus are confirmed for Damnation festival in Leeds on the 5th of November. Join in for the ascent to Valhalla!!!!
Read all about it here:http://www.damnationfestival.co.uk
Grand Magus will play the mighty SUMMER BREEZE Open Air. Magus will also headline the Ragnarock Open Air. Updated festival list below:
19/6 Hellfest, Nantes www.hellfest.fr
7/7-9/7 Rock Harz, Ballenstedt www.rockharz-festival.com
14/7 Lez Art Sceniques, Selestat www.lezartssceniques.com
15/7 Ragnarock Open Air, Langendorf www.roa-festival.de
23/7 High Voltage, London www.highvoltagefestival.com
13/8 Jalometalli, Oulu www.jalometalli.net
20/8 Summer Breeze Open Air, Dinkelsbühl www.summer-breeze.de
25/8 Hole in the Sky, Bergen www.holeinthesky.no
26/8 Neuborn Open Air, Wörrstadt www.noaf.de
27/8 Elsrock, Rijssen www.elsrock.nl
Grand Magus will support the mighty Accept for three more German dates in June as main support:
+ GRAND MAGUS
DATE CITY VENUE
04.06.2011 Berlin Columbia Club
05.06.2011 Bremen Aladin
07.06.2011 Bochum Zeche
More news soon...
Grand Magus are forced to cancel the european tour as main support for Grave Digger.
It is with deep sadness we deliver the the news that Grand Magus drummer Sebastian has been afflicted with deep vein thrombosis - blood clots in the deep veins of the legs. The immediate effect of this is that he can't play at all because of the pain and swelling. However, this is a serious condition that must be treated immediately to avoid that the clots travels to the lungs. He's in hospital at the moment and will initially be treated via injections and pills with anti-coagulation medicine. For the duration of the treatment he'll have to be checked daily at the hospital. Anti-coagulation medicine also has dangerous side effects, most obvious that bleeding or blows to the body must be avoided at all costs, since the blood won't stop flowing. In the case of internal bleeding it could be lethal.
Grand Magus wish to extend their deepest apologies to all who were looking forward to bang their heads to Magus during this european tour, and also to Grave Digger. This is a terrible situation, but really a case of Force Majeure and not something that can be solved in any other way due to the circumstances.
JB - Fox - Seb / Grand Magus, March 2011
Where to begin? We've returned from two fantastic tours, with Arch Enemy in the UK and with Motörhead in Germany. The impressions have started to sink in now, but I don't think we're quite ready to express our feelings in more detail than: AWESOME!!!!
It doesn't end there though. It was just confirmed that we will be supporting ACCEPT IN SCANDINAVIA!!!
February 15, 2011 — GOTHENBURG (S), Trädgårn
February 16, 2011 — OSLO (N), Rockefeller
February 17, 2011 — STOCKHOLM (S), Arenan
More news soon,
We have arrived in Manchester. Weather is surprisingly good and spirits are high!
Tonight will be the first gig with Arch Enemy on the UK leg of the tour.
Tomorrow is glasgow which always is good! Looking forward to pour out the swedish Steel to the Manchester maniacs tonight. Death to false metal!
Grand Magus are thrilled to announce that they will be main support for GRAVE DIGGER on their tour early next year. Also appearing are SISTER SIN.
Date Day Country City Venue
24.03.2011 Th Germany Hamburg Markthalle
25.03.2011 Fr Germany Speyer Halle 101
26.03.2011 Sa Germany Memmingen Kaminwerk
27.03.2011 Su Germany Frankfurt Batschkapp
28.03.2011 Mo Germany Berlin C-Club
29.03.2011 Tu Germany Bochum Zeche
30.03.2011 We Germany Ludwigsburg Rockfabrik
31.03.2011 Th Germany Munich New Backstage
01.04.2011 Fr Germany Glauchau Alte Spinnerei
02.04.2011 Sa Germany Lichtenfels Stadthalle
03.04.2011 Su Swiss Pratteln Z7
04.04.2011 Mo Italy Milan Alcatraz
05.04.2011 Tu Slov Ljubljana Hala Metelkova
06.04.2011 We Croatia Zagreb Mocvara Club
07.04.2011 Th Slov Bratislava Randall
08.04.2011 Fr Czech Zlin Masters of Rock
09.04.2011 Sa Germany Andernach Live Club
10.04.2011 Su Belgium Vosselaar Biebob
to be continued in France, Spain and Portugal!
"Grand Magus have the pleasure to announce that they will support Motorhead in Germany this fall. Metal legend Doro is also on the bill for these shows!"
Here are the dates, venues etc:
Marek Lieberberg presents
30.11.2010 Düsseldorf - Philipshalle
01.12.2010 Hannover - AWD Hall
03.12.2010 Trier - Arena
04.12.2010 Stuttgart - Schleyer-Halle
07.12.2010 Berlin - Arena Treptow
08.12.2010 Wiesbaden - Rhein-Main-Halle
10.12.2010 Chemnitz - Arena
11.12.2010 München - Zenith
Presented by ROCK HARD
Tickets: +49 (0)1805 – 570 000
(0,14 Euro/Min., Mobilfunkpreise max. 0,42 Euro/Min.)www.eventim.de
Grand Magus are proud to announce their return to the UK!!! Sharpen your swords! Read all about it:
ARCH ENEMY – Announce 'The United Kingdom Of Heavy Metal' UK tour line-up!
After having just played a triumphant set at Germany’s Wacken Open Air Festival as well as recently performing in locations as exotic as the Faroe Islands and the Maldives, Metal titans ARCH ENEMY now reveal the support bands for their upcoming UK tour dates in November. Their headlining run dubbed 'The United Kingdom Of Heavy Metal' also features special guests Grand Magus, Malefice and Chthonic in the support slots. Here are the exact details:
ARCH ENEMY, GRAND MAGUS, MALEFICE, CHTHONIC
'The United Kingdom Of Heavy Metal' Tour:
November 23 - Academy - Manchester, UK
November 24 – Garage - Glasgow, UK
November 25 - Wulfren Hall - Wolverhampton, UK
November 27 - HMV Forum - London, UK
ARCH ENEMY singer Angela Gossow checked in with a message for the UK fans: “Good things don't come easy, do they? After an abbreviated tour-start under the blackened volcanic ash skies back in April, we had to find new allies for the battle for these re-scheduled dates. Well, we are back - stronger than ever! With our fellow countrymen and heavy metal masters GRAND MAGUS, UK thrashers MALEFICE and black metal artists CHTHONIC we are ready to conquer the United Kingdom Of Heavy Metal! Let the killing begin…In November!”
JB from Grand Magus adds: "It's a great honour for us to be able to bring our Swedish steel to the UK supporting metal gods Arch Enemy!"
Grand Magus calling the vanguard in Germany: Hammer of the North is out now!!!! Go get it!!!
Upcoming confirmed appearances by GM this summer:
3/7 With Full Force, Roitzschjora (D)
9/7 Getaway Rock Festival, Gävle (SE)
16/7 Bang your Head, Balingen (D)
17/7 Masters of Rock, Vizovice (CZ)
29/7 Headbangers Open Air, Elmshorn (D)
11/9 The Raismes Fest, Raismes (F)
The GRAND MAGUS Pre-Listening page at Roadrunner.de has been launched!!!!
You can listen to all the songs in complete length here:http://www.roadrunnerrecords.de/page/webwheel+GrandMagus
(please note that users from the UK and the USA can’t access this at this point, you'll get your own pre-listenings soon)
Stay true and proud!
I, THE JURY, the first track from Hammer of the North is available for free download at this location:www.roadrunnerrecords.de
11.05.2010, Starting 5pm for 72 hours!
Message from Grand Magus:
"Necrolord is a legend and has created some of the most striking and powerful images ever, he's also closely connected with Swedish metal. We just knew that he would deliver the perfect feel, mood and imagery for the new record. No one else would come close, it's an honour to have his artwork for HAMMER OF THE NORTH"
Message from Grand Magus:
"Hey! tonight the awesome mix for HAMMER OF THE NORTH will be sent to New York for mastering. We are chuffed with the way everything turned out recording-wise and the mix really made things come alive in a way that far exceeded our expectations, more details about this will follow. Now we are entering the final phase of making this album come to fruition. It's been hard work for a solid two months in an ice cold Stockholm, but it will totally be worth every single second we put into it. Also we've just seen the incredible artwork that will complement the sounds that we make in a most fitting manner. All in all, you are in for a treat! Hail to all our friends and listeners out there around the globe, we will not disappoint you!"
Expect more news very soon!
"We have now spent two days in studio 301 outside of Stockholm, in deep freeze weather by the way, and have already laid down basic tracks for eight of the songs for the upcoming album HAMMER OF THE NORTH. The big room we use for the drums have unique and fantastic acoustics, we are talking some of the most punishing natural drum sounds since Creatures of the night or Mob rules.
It'll be extremely exciting to present some real stuff in this world of triggered and doctored drums and what else. We are confident that the real deal will taste better!
Expect more news soon. Time to go."
Grand Magus play Cork winterfest, www.corkwinterfest.com
, on saturday th 19th of December. Stage time is 22.55 so take it easy with the early drinking chaps!
Swedish metal-riff-lords GRAND MAGUS sign a worldwide deal with Roadrunner Records
Dear friends, colleagues and metal-heads!
Roadrunner Records is very excited to announce the signing of this outstanding metal band from Stockholm/Sweden!
GRAND MAGUS is a 3-piece band featuring: „JB“ Christofferson – Guitars & Lead-Vocals, Fox Skinner – Bass & Backing-Vocals, Sebastian "SEB" Sippola – Drums
During their 10-year history, GRAND MAGUS have released 2 demos, 1 split-EP and 4 full-length albums, and have received overwhelmingly positive reviews throughout. Their last opus, “Iron Will” was voted “Album of The Month” in the German Metal Hammer & Rock Hard magazines. Drawing hefty influences from the hand-on-heart grandeur of the NWOBHM and the inspirational mythology of their forbears, GRAND MAGUS are steeped in pre-Christian tales of triumph, vengeance, betrayal, wisdom and death. But GRAND MAGUS also stand for energetic live performances as seen at this year’s European festivals such as Sweden Rock (SE), Hellfest (FR), Wacken (D), Summerbreeze (D) or on tour in Europe with bands like At The Gates, Cathedral, Candlemass, Tyrant, SerpentCult or Electric Wizard.
Roadrunner Records is proud to be releasing their upcoming album, “HAMMER OF THE NORTH” in spring/early summer of 2010 (tba). On this release, GRAND MAGUS have perfected their own style of full-on metal assault with fantastic heavy riffing and stomping songs, strong hook-lines, epic vocals/lyrics and rousing solo guitars. “HAMMER OF THE NORTH” is not only the title of a new album in the band’s catalogue, it’s going to be a strong statement from GRAND MAGUS: “Hammer Of The North” - this is pure Heavy Metal!
"We are thrilled with working with Roadrunner Records. We regard this both as a great sign of recognition and most importantly a chance for us to really push ourselves and the music to the point of perfection. We are confident that the team of us and Roadrunner will be something really special."
Henk Hakker (MD Roadrunner Records/Germany):
“It is very exciting for RR Germany to sign excellent European bands like GRAND MAGUS, in order to prove that not only American metal can be successful worldwide. I am confident that we will be able to create the right infrastructure around Grand Magus in order to support the best records in their career and to get them on to the next level.”
Chris Klimek (A&R Roadrunner Records):
“I’m very happy and proud about the fact that this fantastic band has finally signed to Roadrunner, as we haven’t been the only label grabbing at them. All members in GRAND MAGUS are fantastic musicians: JB is a marvellous singer and guitarist. SEB and FOX are great instrumentalists and the steam-rolling backing in this band. The natural, organic and timeless sound of GRAND MAGUS, plus their 100% eager, authentic and passionate heavy metal-attitude and coolness marks them out as absolutely special in the whole scene! I’m really looking forward to a mutually rewarding future with these great guys! Skol!”
So what have we been up to? In one word: gigs. This summer has been a busy one, we’ve managed to play the following festivals: Sweden Rock (SWE), Rock Hard (GER), Hammerfest (UK), Wacken Open Air (GER), Hellfest (FR), Inferno (NOR), Summer Breeze (GER), Sauzipf Rocks (AUT) and done a bunch of other gigs. Most recently with Candlemass in Athens which was a blast. Thanks to all you heavy metal people in Europe who came and banged your heads with us!
The website has been down for quite a while, apologies for this, but we simply have put the gigs as our main priority. We shall improve our web presence tenfold in the next few weeks/months. This also involves our “fan” myspace, www.myspace.com/grandmagusrocks
, which will become the only official Grand Magus myspace with information from us, the band, directly. Hopefully this will be happening in the next couple of weeks as well. Total respect and mighty thanks to Leslie in Lousiana for starting up the myspace and maintaining it for a long time. We owe you one!
Ever since the release of IRON WILL, we have been on what seems like and endless roller coaster ride, filled with great gigs, awesome response from magazines and most importantly from you, our listeners. We never knew there were so many of you out there. Especially gratifying is the fact that you all seem to fucking understand what we want to put across, which makes it worth so much more. It has been a fantastic year and a half! Our goal now is to top this for 2010. We aim to make an even better album and gigs. We can’t wait to get the metal out there to you.
At the moment we are writing new songs and generally spending a lot of time locked in our rehearsal space. The atmosphere when we get together is electric and we have already come up with some killer stuff. We feel strong and confident.
All business matters will be handled by our management from now.
Please do not use the myspace for getting in touch regarding gigs or any other pressing matter. All official news, statements, touring dates etc. will be posted on GRANDMAGUS.COM first, not the myspace. Information like this is NOT confirmed until you find it here.
Alright friends, brothers and sisters, for now, watch this space, there will be earth-shattering info here soon. Hail Oden! Valhalla awaits the brave!
Here are the confirmed dates in England, Ireland and Scotland. Support on all dates is SerpentCult.
Sunday 26th October
Bristol - The Croftwww.bristolticketshop.co.uk
Monday 27th October
Belfast - Auntie Annies Porterhousewww.geturticket.com
/ Katie Dalys: 02890 325 942
Tuesday 28th October
Dublin - Eamonn Dorans
Sentinal Records: 00353 (0)163 51 589
Wednesday 29th October
Edinburgh - Studio 24www.ticketweb.co.uk
Thursday 30th October
Birmingham - Eddieswww.ticketweb.co.uk
/ 08444 77 1000
Grand Magus have the honour of opening up for At the Gates on their Swedish dates in Göteborg and Stockholm. Grand Magus will play on thses dates:
05 Sep - Trädgårn, Göteborg - Support: TYRANT and GRAND MAGUS
06 Sep - Debaser Medis, Stockholm - Support: TYRANT and GRAND MAGUS
07 Sep - Debaser Medis, Stockholm - Support: TYRANT and GRAND MAGUS
08 Sep - Trädgårn, Göteborg - Support: TYRANT and GRAND MAGUS
Check out the official At the Gates web for more info. http://www.atthegates.se/
Nights to remember!
Grand Magus will return to germany in November for a headline tour. Here are the dates:
10.11.2008 Frankfurt Nachtleben
11.11.2008 Ludwigsburg Rockfabrik
12.11.2008 Nürnberg Hirsch
13.11.2008 Munich Backstage
14.11.2008 Cologne Underground
15.11.2008 Berlin Knaack
16.11.2008 Hamburg Logo
17.11.2008 Essen Turock
18.11.2008 Osnabrück Bastard Club
THE RETURN OF THE IRON WILLED!
OK, so IRON WILL won Sweden Rock Magazine's "Leader of the pack" in the current issue, crushing some pretty well-known bands... Check it out.
Grand Magus will be playing at 2 festivals on the 16th and 17th of august.
First up is METAL ROCK FEST in Lillehammer, Norway. Also appearing are Opeth, Twisted Sister among others. For more info go here: http://www.metalrockfest.com/
On sunday the 17th Grand Magus play BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR in Derby, England. At the Gates, Opeth etc. Go here for more info: http://www.bloodstock.uk.com/
More gigs announced soon...
Once again IRON WILL was voted Album of the Month in Germany. This time it's in the mighty Rock Hard magazine. Check it out!www.rockhard.de
OK then! The release party is imminent. On friday the 6th of June at Rocks, Mariatorget in Stockholm, Grand Magus will celebrate the new album with drinks, foolish behaviour and general inebriation. The new album will be available for a special price and new IRON WILL merch will also be for sale. The party starts at 21.00 CET, better get there early though. Be advised that you have to be 20 years of age to get in.
Grand Magus will unleash the new album IRON WILL on June 9th in Europe and on June 24th in the US. Check out the awesome artwork by Arik Roper on www.grandmagus.com
Also check out the May/June issue of Zero Tolerance magazine for full cover story interview with the band.
More news very soon!
Why are there no news on the Grand Magus webpage? What about the new record?
We are having major fuck-up issues with the server and so on. As soon as we have solved these there will be news galore.
IRON WILL out June 9!!!!
Grand Magus returns to the stage in Stockholm on saturday the 22nd of March! The venue is Kolingsborg, it will be cheap and it will be open until 3 in the morning. Expect some songs from the upcoming album and some stuff that hasn't been played live for a long time!
Here's the website for the gig:http://www.clubsanctuary.se/
More details soon, be sure to book this date. It's a saturday so you have no excuse for not coming.
Check out the pic to the right. Sent to the band from Rich in England. May he live long and prosper!
More news soon
Grand Magus have been confirmed to play at Roadburn festival 2008. Rise Above Records will have a 20th anniversary evening on Thursday, April 17th, 2008 at Roadburn. Also appearing on this day are Taint, Capricorns and Litmus. This means that all you people need to be at the festival one day earlier!!! Check out all relevant information by following this link:www.roadburn.com
See you in Holland!
More news soon...
On the 2 of February Grand Magus will share the stage with the mighty Primordial from Ireland. The gig will take place at the Underworld in London. It will be a crushing night for sure. Check out the Underworld website for tickets.www.theunderworldcamden.co.uk
Also check out the website of Primordial, a great band that recently put out an awesome album, "To the Nameless Dead".www.primordialweb.com
In other news, the recording of the new Grand Magus album is going great. They didn't start until the end of November because of various practical issues, but since then things have been running smoothly. Basically just vocals left to do and JB will start that after the new year. There is no doubt that this will be their best effort yet. Also check this space for new merch!
More news soon...
Huge thanks to all who came and banged their heads with us at Hard Rock Hell in Minehead this saturday. As you probably know the schedual was changed so everything was earlier than originally announced. We hope that most of you got wind of this and didn't miss the gig. Follow this link for a glimpse of how things looked. Pics by Komodo Rock.http://www.komodorock.com/hard-rock-hell/live-photos/grand-magus:-live-photos-from-hard-rock-hell-200711112580/
Grand Magus will now concentrate 100% on the recording of the new album.
More news soon
Time for a new album filled with Swedish Steel. Grand Magus will start recording their 4th full-length album on the 13th of October. As with Monument and Wolf's Return it will be recorded in Stockholm with Oneman at the helm acting as engineer and co-producer. The album will be released early 2008 on Rise Above Records. Check www.grandmagus.com
for further developments and studio reports.
Grand Magus have been confirmed for the Hard Rock Hell Festival that takes place in England between the 9-11th of November 2007. Other bands include Twisted Sister, Saxon, Tiamat, Raven and Cradle of Filth.
Follow this link for more informationwww.hardrockhell.com
More news soon
Magus want to thank everyone who turned up in Stockholm at the Candlemass jubileum. It was an awesome night in all respects. Cheers to all.
Now on to something not so good.
The gig in Gothenburg with GROTESQUE and WITCHERY has been cancelled. Apparently GROTESQUE have split up. Read an official statement here:http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/BLABBERMOUTH.NET/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=69784
Grand Magus are of course disappointed about this, but that's the way things happen sometimes. Hopefully there will be a Magus gig in Gothenburg in the not too distant future.
More news soon
Check out the poster for the first England gig on the short tour with Firewind
How about that? It's going to take place at STORAN (Stora Teatern) in GÖTEBORG on the 20th of April. This is to celebrate and support the birth of TOTALROCK RADIO in Sweden. Magick, mayhem and mass hysteria!
ALSO: Pics from the gig at Mean Fiddler that took place on the 16th of December last year. All photos copyright CHRISTIAN RAVEL (stewardravel). Check them out here:http://www.grandmagus.com/media.asp
More news soon...
Grand Magus will return to England and Scotland and deliver metal with northern fury in April. This time supporting Firewind (www.firewind.gr
). Dates are as follows:
SAT 21ST : THE PARK : PETERBOROUGH
SUN 22ND : ROCK CITY : NOTTINGHAM
MON 23RD : THE CATHOUSE : GLASGOW
TUE 24TH :THE UNDERWORLD : CAMDEN
The Chooser of the Slain will smile upon those who join in!!!
MARCH 31 IT IS!!!
GRAND MAGUS have the honour of opening for CANDLEMASS on their 20th anniversary show in Stockholm. One of swedens HEAVIEST and popular metal bands of all time celebrate 20 years with a huge party at Stockholms Kolingsborg. CANDLEMASS perform with three (!) different vocalists, a bunch of famous metal guests + VIP DJ Lee Dorrian from CATHEDRAL!!
Opening act is GRAND MAGUS!! You can also win tickets to SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL and cool VINYL. Don’t throw away your TICKETS!!
Read all about it here: www.candlemass.se
, and www.theshrine.nu
A prosperous 2007! Grand Magus are currently writing new songs for the upcoming record. Thanks to the new blood in the band, it will be an even heavier, harder and sharper weapon this time...
Expect more updates soon
The galleries have been updated with pics from the gig in the Baltic Sea, 34 000 tons of metal. There is live stuff and some miscellaneous weirdness for your pleasure.
You'll find them in the media section, pictures.
(34000 tons metal in the gallery menu)
More news soon...
Grand Magus will once again return to English shores and wreak havoc in London. Magus have been cordially invited to act as main support to battle friends Orange Goblin who headline their annual yule massacre at Mean Fiddler on Saturday the 16th of December.
More info here:www.orange-goblin.com
It will be a night to remember....
Grand Magus will be ripping it up at sea on the 6-7th of October. It's the awesome 34 000 TONS OF METAL cruise arranged by Sweden Rock.
Check it out here:http://www.swedenrock.com
Also playing are Canadian thrash legends Annihilator, Swedish thrash masters The Haunted, Morgana Lefay, Bloodbound and Treat.
Get your ticket and enroll at sea in October.
More to come later
Greetings and welcome to the new and improved website of Grand Magus. We hope that you'll find what you seek on these pages. Some of the new features include a discography of all official Grand Magus releases, on-line merch, a working guestbook in which you can leave your mark, new pics, and of course the new design.
If you miss something, please feel free to let us know and we'll see if we can remedy that.
In other news, Magus are currently concentrating on new material...
More to follow shortly
Swedish national radio´s "P3 Rock" have published the "album of the year list" for 2005 as voted by the listeners. Wolf´s return came in as #17 among some pretty illustrious names. Here´s the list, taken from http://www.sr.se/p3/rock/
1 Ghost Reveries /Opeth
2 Mezmerize /System of a Down
3 Hardcore Superstar /Hardcore Superstar
4 Rock & Roll Is Dead /Hellacopters
5 Candlemass /Candlemass
6 Powerhouse /Mustasch
7 Party Animals /Turbonegro
8 Character /Dark Tranquillity
9 Hypnotize /System of a down
10 With Teeth /Nine Inch Nails
11 Stabbing The Drama /Soilwork
12 In Your Honour /Foo Fighters
13 Skebokvarnsv 209 /Thåström
13 Chapter Five - Unbent.../Hammerfall
15 Annihilation Of The Wicked /Nile
16 Grand Illusion /Nocturnal Rites
17 WOLF´S RETURN /GRAND MAGUS
17 Frances The Mute /Mars Volta
19 The Godless Endeavor /Nevermore
19 Virus /Hypocrisy
In other news, GM have just returned to Stockholm after the European tour with Cathedral and Electric Wizard. Expect more news soon!
Lots of stuff going on in the Magus camp. This website will soon be redesigned and improved with new features. There will also be a photo up that will probably be QUITE interesting.....